Phillip Scott (politician)

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Phil Scott
79th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Assumed office
January 6, 2011
Governor Peter Shumlin
Preceded by Brian Dubie
Personal details
Born (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 57)
Barre, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Vermont

Phil Scott (born August 4, 1958) is an American politician and the current Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He is a Republican.

Scott served five terms in the Vermont Senate representing the Washington County Senate District. He was the Vice-Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and Chair of the Senate Institutions Committee. On November 2, 2010, Scott was elected the 79th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.[1] assumed office January 6, 2011. He was reelected in 2012, defeating Cassandra Gekas, and elected for a third term in 2014, defeating Dean Corren. Scott graduated in 1980 from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education. He is a co-owner of DuBois Construction in Middlesex and is past President of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont.[citation needed]

Scott is a champion stock-car racer. He won the 1996 and 1998 Thunder Road Late Model Series championships and the 1997 and 1999 Thunder Road Milk Bowls. In 2002, he became a three-time champion, winning both the Thunder Road and Airborne LMS track championships and the coveted American Canadian Tour championship. To date, he is the most winning driver at Thunder Road in the modern era with 26 career wins in the track's weekly series. He also competed in the 2005 BRISCA Formula One Championship of the World where he did not finish.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Berlin, Vermont, and has two grown daughters.

On January 6, 2012, a fire at Dubois Construction caused substantial damage to the business Scott co-owns.[3][4]

Campaign for Governor[edit]

In September 2015, Scott announced his candidacy for Governor of Vermont.[5]


  1. ^ "Phil Scott elected Vermont Lieutenant Governor". The Burlington Free Press. Associated Press. November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Phil Scott scores wire-to-wire victory". Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times-Argus. June 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Newspaper article, Building of Construction Firm Owned by Vermont Lieutenant Governor Burns in Middlesex,, January 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Fire Engulfs DuBois Construction Headquarters", Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, January 6, 2012
  5. ^ Phil Scott to run for Governor,; accessed September 13, 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Dubie
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont